Trump says crisis in France shows that Paris Agreement is flawed
The president, Donald Trump, affirmed today that the decision of his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, to freeze the tax increase to the fuel in France gives him the reason in his critics to the Agreement of Paris on the climatic change, that branded of “defective “
In two afternoon tweets, Trump reacted to Macron’s concession to the movement of the “yellow vests” after the violent protests of the weekend in France, and interpreted it as an accolade to his decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, despite that the French Government continues to support him.
“I am pleased that my friend @ Emmanuel Macron and the protesters in Paris have agreed with the conclusion I reached two years ago,” Trump wrote.
“The Paris Agreement is irremediably flawed, because it raises the cost of energy for responsible countries, while covering up some of the most polluting in the world,” he added.
Trump insisted that he wants “clean air and water” and boasted that he has made “great strides to improve the environment in the US,” but stressed that “US taxpayers and workers should not pay to clean up the pollution of the environment.” other countries”.
The split between the country and the rest of the international community regarding climate change became clear again this weekend during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.
In the final communiqué of the meeting, the signatories of the Paris Agreement made it clear that this pact “is irreversible” and they committed themselves to its application, while the United States. He reiterated his decision to withdraw from that international arrangement at a separate point.
The French government announced today that it will suspend for six months the rise of the “carbon rate” to fuel, within its strategy to reduce dependence on oil and favor an economy with lower carbon dioxide emissions to fight against climate change.
The Executive of Macron was forced to give up after the violent protests of the “yellow vests”, that began their vindication against the increase of the taxes on the fuel and they have extended it later against the loss of purchasing power. (EFEUSA) .-